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Thursday, December 21, 2006

In Iraq, Let’s Fight One War at a Time (NYT)

social theory

incentive not mentioned

like suggesting we're not leaving so this violence is pointless

instead our leaving is constantly on the table, constantly just out of reach for the enemy but close enough to be worth just a little additional effort.

put on the table by the press and kept there.

Bush on the other hand says we're not leaving. for this he gets called stupid.

anxious to undermine Bush since 2000.


The sooner we start to clear and hold the Sunni areas of Baghdad, the better the odds are that the radicalization of the Iraqi Shiites can be halted.


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